Prudential Ride London
There will be major road closures across Kingston on Sunday 4th August for the Prudential Ride London event. Access to and from Charter Quay by car will be extremely difficult. If you need to use your car on the 4th August, you are strongly advised to research your options carefully.
Visit the Prudential Ride London website for event details.
The Charter Quay major works and decorations are continuing as planned and are expected to be completed by the end of August 2019.
Dining, strolling and the arts
Charter Quay is one of Kingston's most popular destinations for relaxed dining, riverside strolling and the arts. With a great mix of restaurants, river views and the Rose theatre, you'll find a family-friendly environment for all to enjoy.
A unique place to live
Charter Quay is the largest mixed use development in the UK owned and controlled by the residential leaseholders.
Located in Kingston upon Thames, our award winning site is situated between the town's ancient market square and the River Thames with a popular piazza at its heart.
Charter Quay moorings history
The history of Kingston is a history of boats and boat builders. With a bit of imagination, you can almost see Kingston Museum’s 900AD log canoe being used to explore the inlets and reed beds of the Hogsmill river. The archaeological dig preceding the Charter Quay building works discovered history laid upon history, and all of it bound one way or another to boats. Turks, a local boat builder and operator, have been crafting vessels since Kingston was established as a town in the 12th century.
Jerome K. Jerome, the Victorian travel writer, wrote his novel ‘Three Men in a Boat’ in the Druid’s Head, one of Kingston's oldest pubs situated on the border of Charter Quay. He hired his wooden camping skiff from Turks and spent his 1888 honeymoon rowing his new wife from Kingston to Oxford as research for the book.